October 16, 2017

Selectmen’s Meeting                       October 16, 2017                            Union, Connecticut




First Selectman Eaton called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.


Attending:  Selectmen – David D. Eaton, David M. Heck, Mary E. Huda


Minutes from the last meeting were read. Selectman Huda moved to accept the minutes as read; seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


Bills were presented for review.  Selectman Heck made the motion to pay the bills as presented; seconded by Selectman Huda.  Vote was unanimous.


The Board discussed the Simple Plan Retirement benefit policy as written:


                All Town of Union employees who make $5,000 or more annually shall be offered the

                option to join in contributing to plan SIMPLE. The employee may contribute up to

                $10,000 by % of salary or a set amount per month.


                The employer (Town of Union) will match up to 3% of the employee’s compensation.


Federal guidelines allow employees to contribute up to the capped amount at any time during the calendar year in which they are employed, and the Town must pay the matching 3%, per the employee’s contribution.


The Board will address possible changes to the policy, following the IRS standards.


Another proposed State budget was submitted by the Governor. The Board briefly discussed this proposal.


First Selectman Eaton met with Board of Education Chairman Andrea Estell regarding the invoices for the Town’s medical coverage for full time employees, which includes school and town employees. He has requested that the Town’s portion be billed directly to the Selectman’s Office.  He also proposed that the Town and School Liability and Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Policies be placed directly and solely in Town’s budget. All invoicing is currently sent directly to the Selectman’s Office.


The Board attended the Public Hearing regarding the Town’s application for the Department of Housing Block Grant Funds for crumbling foundation testing following the meeting.


Motion to adjourn at 6:30 p.m. by Selectman Heck; seconded by Selectman Huda.  Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully submitted,


Karen Johnson

Recording Secretary